Greetings, I'm new to this game (all galciv) but I really enjoy it. Played demo of Gold Edition, then got all stuff. bla bla bla etc...
The thing is (I'm playing with Terrans, my diplomacy bonus is nearly 230% at the moment), I can trade nearly everything I want for ridiculous prices, if I want a tech, I get it for 80-200bc (it could be based on a percentage, I don't know), and if I want to sell a tech, I can just rip them off.
2nd thing is, sometimes they offer some techs that I already have, sincerely ending up with rejecting.
3rd thing is, as I guess, techs with a "*" in front of them are race specific techs. But what about the other techs that I cannot research? They seem to be categorized as a normal tech that you can research (no "*" in front of it), wouldn't another marker be useful for these?
And, if there is anything else with *'s, please explain. Thanks!